Brussels, Belgium

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Facts About Brussels, Belgium

Regional Population: 1,019,022

Time Zone: Europe/Brussels

Local Currency: EUR

Latitude: 50.8465974826927

Longitude: 4.35277462005615

The capital city of Belgium, Brussels also serves as the administrative center of the European Union. With its beautiful squares and parks, medieval streets, notable monuments, and active cultural life, the city is a historic treasure.

Brussels is a mix of French and Flemish culture, and while French and Dutch are the official languages, English is spoken by many residents as well. The city’s different architectural styles include art nouveau and art deco houses to Gothic cathedrals. And a journey to Africa isn’t far away in Matonge, the African quarter of Brussels.

The heart of the city is the Grand-Place, a market square consisting of 17th century buildings. It’s considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Brussels is a city for shopping, café culture, great restaurants and heavenly chocolate. You just may have to bring an extra bag to carry all your new treasures home!

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